Whatsapp holds the first career and education exhibition. As a result, education has changed dramatically, with a significant increase in e-learning, where teaching is done remotely and on digital platforms.
In a very deprived South African society, all the world's technological innovations cannot help millions of South Africans, including many children and youth who cannot afford the latest laptops and reliable internet connections they need to effectively go to school online or to make progress in their online higher education school and their early career development.
This led to The Knowledge Trust's recent announcement that it would host the world's first education and career fair entirely on the WhatsApp platform.
"We quickly realized that we needed to connect and deliver to our members through a platform they could afford and use every day," said Jaryd Raizon, Country Manager of The Knowledge Trust in South Africa.
"With a 99% penetration rate among young South Africans, WhatsApp is the obvious platform to use," he said. Reason.
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The upcoming WhatsApp Career Show opens the event to unemployed young people who have little access to career guidance, career opportunities, and even basic marketing and hiring information that colleges provide online.
While conventional virtual events are widely considered "affordable", the reality of South Africa's excessive data costs and the technology infrastructure you need to visit is still a significant barrier to entry. In contrast to the widespread use of WhatsApp among young South Africans, 89% said The Knowledge Trust respondents said they could afford a specific WhatsApp data plan, while 97% said they would use WhatsApp to take online courses and apply for jobs. Even before its inception, the Knowledge Trust Career Expo had registered more than 8,000 initial registrations via WhatsApp.
“With the launch of the WhatsApp Career Show and our other engagements on the platform, The Knowledge Trust opens a new era in the way educational institutions and entrepreneurs can connect with the curious and promising talent of South Africa.
“Understanding where our youth are, what their barriers are, and using the preferred and most accessible platforms for easier information and education, networking and engagement is important,” Raison concluded.
Registration for Knowledge Trust Career Expo on WhatsApp is free and available at 084 030 9432 (or click here to open WhatsApp).
Below we have shared some posts showing some people have started registering and preparing for this educational expo.
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